Working through early January will be even more painful than usual for tens of thousands of Melburnians this summer. Three major railway lines servicing Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs will be shut down for a week between January 2 and January 9 for works, forcing commuters onto buses. The seven-day shutdown will affect passengers on the Cranbourne-Pakenham corridor, Melbourne's busiest, and on the Frankston line.
There are "two sides to every story" says the regional Victorian volunteer fire captain suspended over the shocking attack on a 17-year-old girl at his brigade. The teenager was pushed to the ground, held down and dragged underneath a fire truck by middle-aged men at the Eaglehawk brigade near Bendigo. Four members of the volunteer brigade, including captain Hayden Allen, have been stood down over the November 27 attack.
CityLink tolls are looming as a major election issue, with the opposition warning it may block Labor's move to hand Transurban an extra decade's revenue. Planning Minister Richard Wynne on Monday gave environmental approval to the West Gate Tunnel, a new toll road through Melbourne's west. Labor cut a deal with Transurban to build the toll road in return for up to 12 extra years of CityLink tolls.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".